PDLegal LLC recognised as one of Asia’s fastest growing firms in Asia Legal Business’s Fast 30 List 2022

November 18, 2022

PDLegal LLC: Asia’s Fastest-Growing Firm


PDLegal LLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognised as one of Asia’s Fastest Growing Law Firms by Asian Legal Business (ALB) through its “Fast 30 List”.

The ALB Fast 30 List showcases law firms in Asia that have demonstrated rapid growth in the last 12 months. Firms are selected based on fee-earner growth, new offices launched, additions of key partners, and growth in revenue and clientele, amongst other areas of expansion.

Celebrating its 5th year anniversary this year, PDLegal continues to build on its long-standing relationships with its “clients first” and “partner-led” approach. The firm’s independent nature also means it is conflict-free. It is often engaged by foreign law firms and other local firms in Singapore to act as counsel in both disputes and transactional matters.

PDLegal was founded in January 2017 by maritime and international trade disputes specialists Peter Doraisamy and Andrew Lee. The firm started with just its co-founders and its first associate, Gerard Quek (who is now a Partner).

Within a span of five years, the firm has grown into a full-service firm with 22 fee-earners including 6 new partners. As the firm grew, the firm saw an increase in cross border and regional work. This led the firm to establish its India, China and Thailand desks.

“We are very heartened by this recognition from the international and regional legal community and our clients. We strive to continue delivering good results to our clients and training our young lawyers in their legal careers. As we celebrate our 5th year, we wish to thank clients who placed their trust in us and our ability to deliver efficient, commercially-sound and practical legal advice,” said Peter Doraisamy, Managing Partner of the firm.

PDLegal LLC would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our clients, co-counsels, foreign counterparts and colleagues. This recognition would not have been possible without their support.

The link to the ALB Fast 30 announcement can be found here.

About PDLegal LLC

PDLegal LLC was established in January 2017. Within a span of five years, the firm has grown into a full-service independent Singapore law firm with regional presence.

Its practice area includes maritime and international trade disputes, commercial & civil litigation, corporate transactions, criminal law, insurance, employment law, funds, insolvency and restructuring, international and domestic arbitration as well as private client disputes and advisory.

The firm also has particular expertise in industries such as maritime, construction, fintech, cryptocurrency, investment funds and oil and gas. The firm has also been growing its regional offerings, having set up its China, India and Thailand desks to facilitate its legal services offered to clients in these jurisdictions.

The firm’s progressive nature is demonstrated in its partner make-up – Peter Doraisamy, the managing partner of the firm heads the insurance, shipping and international trade practices,  Gerard Quek specialises in fraud and asset recovery (including cryptocurrency assets) and heads the Thailand Desk; Andrew Lee heads the private client practice of the firm, Cathryn Neo drives the arbitration and China practice; Mato Kotwani specialises in criminal litigation & white-collar crime; Kyle Gabriel Peters’ focus areas are civil and commercial litigation, and he specialises in restructuring and insolvency; Mike Chiam is a specialist in cryptocurrency, investment funds & financial services; Lakshman Shankar is the head of the India Desk; and Ling Wei Hong focuses on construction and insurance work.

PDLegal was first featured in ALB in 2018 as one of the ‘Firms to Watch’ and is currently recognised by several legal directories such as Legal 500 for its shipping practice, asialaw Profiles for its dispute resolution, aviation and shipping practice, Benchmark Litigation for its commercial and transactions and shipping practice, IFLR 1000 for its M&A and investment funds practice and Doyle’s Guide for its shipping practice.


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Chambers & Partners – Asia Pacific 2023

PDLegal LLC is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Peter Doraisamy, has been recognised and ranked by Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific 2023 for Shipping: Domestic: Litigation). The following quotes appear with Peter’s ranking: –

“Peter Doraisamy of PDLegal in Singapore is a noted shipping lawyer in the market. He handles a wide range of disputes, including ship grounding, cargo and fraud-related cases” – Chambers & Partners – Asia Pacific 2023

“He is excellent in litigation. He has very good control of the case, collecting the right evidence and putting this into a very successful trial.” – Shipping Litigation Client

Chambers and Partners is the leading independent professional legal research company operating across 200 jurisdictions. Chambers and Partners delivers detailed rankings and insights into the world’s leading lawyers and law firms.

This ranking is a testimony to the expertise and experience of the Firm’s shipping practice and would not be possible without the support of our clients and friends.

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